On March 9, 2018, the Los Angeles 5 Rotary did not have one if it’s regular spirited, patriotic, and grand Friday luncheons at the California Club. Instead, the group deployed itself to several non-profits throughout the community for the “Paul Harris Friday Lunches.”
One of those lunches was hosted at A Place Called Home, 2830 South Central Avenue, an organization that provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for people in South Central Los Angeles to help improve economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.
Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director, hosted a luncheon and tour with other staff members. Rotarians in attendance were, Timothy Brown and Dj Hatchett (Event Champion), Sister Christine Bowman, President Charisse Older, Grace Farrell, Brenda Wiewel, Paul Ekstrand, and Laine Wagenseller.
The group was treated to tasty treats, some of which were grown by one of A Place Called Home’s three gardens. Rotarians mixed freely with the program’s participants and at the end of the meeting, President Charisse and Sister Christine shared with the program’s staff that there might be future grant opportunities to help with increasing demand for desperate services in 90011.
By Dj Hatchett